Apple's iOS 7 Launch Caused a Huge Spike in Internet Traffic [Chart]

Apple's iOS 7 Launch Caused a Huge Spike in Internet Traffic [Chart]

Posted by · 12058 views · Translate
Sandvine's Better Broadband Blog analyzed Internet traffic yesterday and found that at one North American fixed access operator, Apple's iOS 7 release accounted for 20% of total network traffic.

Upon release at 1PM ET, Apple Updates immediately became almost 20% of total network traffic, and continued to stay above 15% of total traffic into the evening peak hours. What I found most interesting is that the launch noticeably increased the total volume of traffic during peak hours. This presents a unique challenge for operators, since they must engineer their networks for peak demand, and Apple product launches and software updates are infrequent in nature.

Take a look at the chart below to see how traffic levels spiked. An early estimate has 30% of Apple customers already updated to iOS 7.

Read More


Apple's iOS 7 Launch Caused a Huge Spike in Internet Traffic [Chart]
samsheeps - September 20, 2013 at 5:08am
As always, all android she eps are gone. How peaceful~
ratGT - September 20, 2013 at 9:21am
I guess that phrases like "spikes in Internet traffic" is to mind-boggling for them!
Recent